Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing myths to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Enjoy democracy in its truest form with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean cuisine at Sahara Restaurant & Grill’s Oak Park, Sterling Heights, or Farmington Hills locations.
Sahara Restaurant & Grill's owners, Saad and Zeana Attisha, craft a menu bursting with vibrant flavors, tasty sauces, grilled proteins, and refreshing veggies. Nibble on an appetizer such as the seared Angus beef tips ($9) while awaiting entrees such as the signature chicken cream chop ($14), a sliced chicken breast batter-dipped and deep-fried to a crispy, golden brown. The lamb kebab tika ($16) skewers a train of charbroiled lamb tenderloin cuts, and the curry fish ($17) is a broiled whitefish blanketed with sautéed green peppers and onions. Complete the transition from an innie to an outie with a bellybutton-bursting dessert, such as crispy baklava ($2) or a cup of rice pudding ($3.25).
Sahara Restaurant & Grill
Beyond crisp falafel, creamy baba ghanoush, and other familiar Mediterranean snacks, Sahara Restaurant & Grill offers dishes that may surprise the palate or astonish a newbie fork. That's because the restaurant specializes in Chaldean cuisine, which traces its roots back to ancient Babylon and Mesopotamia. Saad Attisha and his family opened the restaurant in1982, and ever since, they've been serving up specialties such as chopped salads with fresh mint, savory lamb tashreeb, and tender charbroiled quail. "The delicious meal never stopped impressing, and is highly recommended as a must-stop," wrote one Spero News contributor after dining at the restaurant's Oak Park location.